ENTERING RECOVERY PHASE
Singapore and Malaysia to implement the Reciprocal Green Lane (RGL) and Periodic Commuting Arrangement (PCA).
The two schemes are to facilitate cross-border travelling for different groups of travellers.
- The RGL allows cross-border travel for essential business and official purposes. Travellers are required to follow the necessary prevention and public health measures, including polymerase chain reaction (PCR) swab tests. Travellers will also require to submit a controlled itinerary to the relevant authorities in the receiving country.
- The PCA allows residents, who hold long-term immigration passes for business and work purposes to travel across border for work. After at least three consecutive months in their country of work, they may return to their home country for a short-term home leave. Afterwhich, they may re-enter their country of work to continue work for at least another three consecutive months. Travellers are also required to follow the necessary prevention and public health measures in both countries.
- The implementation of RGL and PCA is targeted on 10 August 2020 and authorities are continuing with consultation to finalise the Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) for RGL and PCA.
- Both countries are also developing schemes for cross-border movement of people, including a daily cross-border commuting proposal for work purposes.